Leafs' defenceman Morgan Rielly has been named to Team North America's initial roster, along with 15 other U-24 players. He joins Leo Komarov as Leafs players who will play in the World Cup of Hockey at the ACC, in front of a hometown crowd.
Morgan Rielly yesterday: "I think the World Cup will be a huge event here in Toronto. Playing in it would be very special." #Leafs— Terry Koshan (@koshtorontosun) March 2, 2016
Here's the rest of the roster.
Équipe des 23 ans et moins à la coupe du monde pic.twitter.com/v5mfTn0j1N— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) March 2, 2016
Team North America may be one of the more exciting teams in the tournament, composed of young stars like Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. They will not, however, be the best dressed. Here are the jersey's North America will be wearing. They're not pretty.
First look: Team North America U-23 jerseys and uniform #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/MhW8YLpnGx— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) March 2, 2016
Canada and USA's rosters have yet to be announced (coming at 6:05 and 6:45, respectively). You can read more about some of the other Leafs who could be playing for their countries or continents here.